Microsoft: ID@Xbox parity clause enforcement to be decided case-by-case

Microsoft has commented on the controversial parity clause that would force ID@Xbox partners to either launch their titles on Xbox One first, or simultaneously with any other formats.

In a statement issued to Edge, a Microsoft representative addressed the clause – explaining that its enforcement would be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Our goal is not to limit developers who are interested in Xbox One. In instances where games have signed a timed exclusive with another platform, we’ll work with them on a case by case basis,” the rep said.” We encourage them to get in touch at id@xbox.com.”

Several indie developers – including some ID@Xbox partners – have taken issue with the clause, pointing to the potential manpower and financial problems smaller teams would likely run into attempting to meet the contractual obligation.

Current ID@Xbox developers include Double Fine, Crytek, Playdead, Vlambeer, The Behemoth, Ska Studios and many more.

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